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Hunger : an unnatural history

Author: Sharman Apt Russell
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the range of this primal experience, a biological process that transcends nature to shape the fabric of societies. In a survey of centuries of thought on hunger's unique power, she discovers an ability to adapt to it that is nothing short of miraculous. From the fasting saints of the early Christian church to activists like Mahatma Gandhi, generations have used hunger to make spiritual and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharman Apt Russell
ISBN: 9780465071654 0465071651 0465071635 9780465071630
OCLC Number: 58788881
Description: x, 262 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The hunger artists --
Eighteen hours --
Thirty-six hours --
Seven days --
Thirty days --
The hunger strike --
The hunger disease studies --
The Minnesota experiment --
The anthropology of hunger --
Anorexia nervosa --
Hungry children --
Protocols of famine --
An end to hunger --
The top of the mountain.
Responsibility: Sharman Apt Russell.
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